I am anticipating a big melt down today followed by fever. Which translates to snow melting and spring fever. With temperatures on the rise from now until next week, the bees will surely know that spring is close. I’m sure they will be out today. As I took them some sugar-water this morning, the temp … Read more
Last weekend, my dad and I suited up to check the bee hives. I added a super last month (painted seaside green) because my little hives are growing! When the weather starts to warm, the bees will come out on their “porch” to cool off. I saw this in mid June. And this a couple of … Read more
May has a way of slipping by me. But the garden is planted and growing quickly. The chickens will be leaving tomorrow (they are 9 weeks old already!) The bees are buzzing along. I added another body a few weeks ago but I’ve not been able to check them due to the rainy weather. My … Read more
The last post was all about plants, so today equal time will be given for the animals around the farm. The chickens are growing very fast. They were moved to their chicken tractor last week and seem to be enjoying the change of scenery. The day I moved them though, caused the cow council to hold … Read more
When I received my bees a week ago, the bee man told me to check the hives in one week to see how they were doing. My bee hives have 10 frames each. My starter hive came with 5 frames filled with brood (eggs, larvae, and pupae in different stages of development) and 5 empty frames. … Read more
Is no longer the question. I picked up my bees yesterday afternoon at the Bee Farm. Did I wear my beesuit? No. There were two trucks ahead of me and people were getting stung right and left. Yikes. Then it’s my turn. I backed up the truck and reluctantly got out. I am wearing a … Read more
Wasn’t expecting this… Or this…. They think they’re hiding… But they’re not!